Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday's Fab Finds

TGIF-it! This week seems like it's been dragging on forever, hasn't it? Here in Philly, we've been having some crazy warm weather - it was around 60 a couple of days! - so it's been a nice change at least.

We're back with a few of our favorite things, from mascara to cardigans ... and the ugliest pair of pants you've ever seen. If you're new to the blog, you can catch up on last week's finds from our snow day. Here we go!

Lori's picks:

Frizz Creams
For many, many years I have used Biosilk, but over the past few weeks and my drugstore wanderings, I've acquired 2 new frizz creams to try out just to mix things up a bit: Loreal's Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Thermal Smoother Cream and Suave's Luxe Style Infusion Smoothing Lightweight Weather Proof Cream.

As a self-proclaimed Frugalista, I refuse to buy things at the salon and am always on the lookout for something fairly inexpensive and these 2 creams fit the bill.

Both smell fantastic and definitely delivered on the frizz control. As a person with out of control curly, frizzy hair this is my main concern. (whaaaat!? an asian person with curly, frizzy hair? yes, we exist...see: Christina from Grey's Anatomy) They both retail for around $5, but L'oreal's seems a bit less sticky and gave me a smoother finish so the winner here is L'oreal. I will definitely be rotating that with the Biosilk from now on. Or until I find the next best blowdry/frizz cream. Do you have any favorites I should try?

Physician's Formula Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension Kit
Maybe you've heard of or tried Younique mascara. Kristin busted out her kit last weekend and I was immediately intrigued. Yes, the mascara comes in a case not unlike a sunglasses case. Fancy! She applied it in front of me and a bunch of our friends and the result was eye-opening (pun intended). In true Frugalista fashion, I went out and bought Physician's Formula's counterpart for half the price (retail price approx $14.95) and tried it and was astounded. I've been a fan of all of Physician's Formula's products, especially their knockoff of Bobbi Brown's Shimmer Brick (Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips) for quite some time. After several broken Bricks, I said F-IT, I can't be blowing $50 every time this thing cracks!

Back to the mascara. There's a bit of a learning curve as the fibers are quite loose and can fly about, but the result was impressive. I've been blessed in a lot of areas of my life, but eyelashes are not one of them so I'm always looking for something easy, cheap and effective. This kit will be in my makeup bag for a while! If you've tried Physician's Formula and/or Younique, what do you think?

Kristin's picks:

Bobeau fleece wrap cardigan
I'm not gonna lie, when I first saw people talking about these in a Facebook group, I pretty much thought it looked like a tent-slash-nursing cover. Then I saw a few friends wearing the wrap in person and thought they weren't that bad ... but when I went online to buy one, I just couldn't pull the trigger. I figured it would look like a giant sack on me since I'm so petite, but when I was in Nordstrom and spotted a rack of them with a big 30% off sign, I said F-it! and tried one on. Yeah, I'm totally a convert now! This wrap is SUPER soft and warm. Perfect thing to throw on and wear around the house, to the gym, running errands, etc. I prefer to wear it open, but I'll button it sometimes if I'm really cold. I've got "Heather Blue Mazarine" (random color name) and I'm considering getting a second one, probably in gray. They're currently on sale for $39.90 at Nordstrom.

Mine is in the wash so I said F-it and used the picture from the Nordstrom site. Sorry! 

Galvin & Galvin London Kids 2-in-1 shampoo and body wash
This one was a Target clearance shelf find and it smells SO good. I'm a sucker for anything banana-flavored or scented and this passes the test for me, since a lot of banana stuff smells weird/fake. I also like that it's certified organic (and no sodium lauryl sulfate! I'm a little bit crazy about that) and helps support The Prince of Wales Foundation. Leave it to me to find something royals-related in F'ing Target.

Lastly, this is a find ... but not exactly fab. More like FUGLY. Anyway, I'm walking past the women's clothing section at Target the day I bought the body wash, and what do I see but a pair of acid washed, elastic waist (and leg) Hammer-esque pants. For the love of all that is holy, Target! I should have tried them on for the photo opportunity, but I do have some dignity, people.

That's it for this week! If you have a fab find that you want to rave about, feel free to let us know in the comments. Have an f'ing fantastic weekend!


  1. I have the Bobeau wrap too! I LOVE it and need to get a white one for spring/summer.

    1. Good idea to get a white one! It would be good to throw on at night at the beach etc.